"Maybe you really don't want to finish the novel," said one of my very dear writing friends.
"Maybe you're afraid to face the editing," says another.
"Just do it!" says my husband. "Please."
Well. I have news. I crawled out of the hole last night and began the trek again. What did I do? I'm working backwards. Yup. Backwards. I've always been a linear writer. I write the beginning and the end, then I go back to the beginning and work straight through. I don't know why this is working for me, but I'm grateful. It's a relief to get the words on the page. I have less than 15 pages to finish this first draft. Hopefully I'll be finished by midnight Friday... just in time for NaNoWriMo!
What do you do to get unstuck? Just curious...
Addendum: Arrrrrrgggggg!!! I just opened my manuscript document and my work from last night isn't there!!!!! I saved. I KNOW I did!! really, i did... really (whimper...sniff)